FlashSoft Brings Flash Memory Storage To Enterprises Through Virtualisation

Storage start-up FlashSoft plans to bring flash memory storage to a majority of enterprises by virtualising flash memory on servers.

According to an article on Information Week, even thought Flash memory is faster than traditional hard disk drives, enterprises refrain from deploying it as it involves high cost.

FlashSoft, which recently received a $3 million Series A round of funding from venture capital firm Thomvest Ventures, has come up with a way to store data in Flash memory on servers via virtualisation.

"We give you a new layer of fast, persistent storage right next to the CPU. We call it Tier Minus One. It sits right beside the DRAM [dynamic random access memory]. The SSD itself would be Tier 0; a SAS hard disk drive would be Tier 1; and a SATA hard drive would be Tier 2." said FlashSoft founder and CEO Ted Sanford.

The company’s products have been available since early this year but it chose now to launch itself to the public. FlashSoft refused to name the clients it had acquired except two. One is mobile service management vendor Zenprise and the other is video game publisher Trion Worlds.